So, Alan and I meet in Detroit on Saturday and fly to Springfield together. We ate at Waffle House. We've missed Waffle House. We chose to stay at the Extended Stay America. Upon arriving in Springfield, we rented a car and drove to Walmart to pick up drinks and snacks for our stay. Then to the afore mentioned Waffle House and then, finally to our hotel. It had been a long day. Sunday we got up and went to James River Church. Friends of mine started that church and friends of mine pastor it. We heard a wonderful message. It was so good to be in a real church again even if it was a huge one. We then met our friends Matt and April Wilkie and their daughter Parker for coffee at Panera Bread. It was so good to see them again. Then, it was off to the fair where we met my brother and his family. The nephews have really grown this past year. Todd has lost his little boy look and you can just catch a glimpse of the man he will become. Derek still has it at least for a few more years, but no one is rushing him. The fair was HOT!, but the food was good as all self respecting fair food should be. It seems to be the only place in the world you can find a good corn dog and good fried green tomatoes. MMMMM MM. Alan had never been to the fair before so it was a new experience for him lol city slicker. A good time was had by all. The next day we headed for the mall to get Alan a new pair of glasses and then to Lebanon to the factory outlet mall there. Alan had decided it was time for new clothes. He is not a clothes horse so I really encourage him when he decides it's time to shop. We had dinner at our favorite Mexican place La Mexican Kitchen. Their salsa is the best!
On Tuesday we did more shopping in town. I got my hair done and we went by to see my friend Carrie. Wednesday we headed for Lawton, OK to see some good friends and to see my dentist. The dentists here in Germany are just not (in my humble opinion) as good as those back home. And none of course is a good as mine. I had a crown loose and he fixed it for me no charge. You could have knocked me over with a feather. We also had a chance to go to our old church. It was good to be home. We squeezed in as many different friends as we could and drove back to Springfield the next day. Part 3 tomorrow.